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Accordion Dave

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ROLAND FR-1 Free Reed?
« on: January 03, 2012, 12:08:30 AM »

Does FR stand for free reed?
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Re: ROLAND FR-1 Free Reed?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 09:22:36 AM »

Ironic if it does, since it's actually reed-free  ;)
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Re: ROLAND FR-1 Free Reed?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 04:13:23 PM »

Does FR stand for free reed?
The "FR" part of the Roland V-accordion model names stands for "Francesco Rauchi". He was one of the key developers of the Roland V-accordions, and unfortunately died before they were announced. Roland decided to commemorate him by including "FR" in the model names.
See the history of the Roland V-accordion.
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